Crime Tracker: ATM Scam Hits North Spokane - ABC FOX Montana Local News, Weather, Sports KTMF | KWYB

Crime Tracker: ATM Scam Hits North Spokane

Posted: Updated:

KHQ.COM - The Spokane County Sheriff's Office says thieves have hit five ATMs in Spokane County.  Deputy Craig Chamberlain says the criminals are gluing the "cancel" button down in hopes the ATM will hold customer's cards at the end of a transaction.  The idea, he says, is that customers will leave their card with the belief it is stuck and that the criminal will then move in to take cash from the activated account.  Deputy Chamberlain says it's especially important to make sure your transaction is completely finished before you leave the machine.

The Sheriff's Office has also seen card readers attached to ATMs.  Thieves glue their own card reader onto the machine, which records your account information.  Deputy Craig says if the reader looks suspicious or tampered with, to yank on the device to ensure it is actually part of the machine.  He says the best bet is to avoid using any machine that looks as though it's been tampered with to fully ensure the safety of your bank account.

  • Top Stories from KHQHomeMore>>

  • Damage in Puerto Rico strains relief efforts by agencies

    Damage in Puerto Rico strains relief efforts by agencies

    Saturday, September 23 2017 7:06 PM EDT2017-09-23 23:06:01 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal agencies are grappling with the vast scale of the disaster in Puerto Rico left by Hurricane Maria, the third major storm to strike the U.S. in less than a month. Three days after the massive hurricane crossed the U.S. territory, towns in Puerto Rico remain without fresh water, fuel, power or phone service.

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal agencies are grappling with the vast scale of the disaster in Puerto Rico left by Hurricane Maria, the third major storm to strike the U.S. in less than a month. Three days after the massive hurricane crossed the U.S. territory, towns in Puerto Rico remain without fresh water, fuel, power or phone service.

  • Memorial highway proposed to remember Freeman shooting victim

    Memorial highway proposed to remember Freeman shooting victim

    Saturday, September 23 2017 6:58 PM EDT2017-09-23 22:58:43 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A Sam Strahan memorial Highway has been proposed to remember the only victim who lost his life on the day of the Freeman high school shooting.  Spokane radio station KISS 98.1 is spearheading the petition to name a stretch of Highway 27 though the town of Freeman the Sam Strahan Memorial Highway, to never forget the young man's sacrifice.

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A Sam Strahan memorial Highway has been proposed to remember the only victim who lost his life on the day of the Freeman high school shooting.  Spokane radio station KISS 98.1 is spearheading the petition to name a stretch of Highway 27 though the town of Freeman the Sam Strahan Memorial Highway, to never forget the young man's sacrifice.

  • Hundreds try to set world record for human peace sign in Boston

    Hundreds try to set world record for human peace sign in Boston

    Saturday, September 23 2017 6:21 PM EDT2017-09-23 22:21:31 GMT

    BOSTON (AP) - Hundreds have gathered at the country's oldest public park to try to set a Guinness world record for the largest human peace symbol. At around noon Saturday, 1,682 people reportedly assembled in a circular formation, holding up the "V'' hand sign for peace, on Boston Common. The gathering failed to set a record- it needed more than 5,000 people.

    BOSTON (AP) - Hundreds have gathered at the country's oldest public park to try to set a Guinness world record for the largest human peace symbol. At around noon Saturday, 1,682 people reportedly assembled in a circular formation, holding up the "V'' hand sign for peace, on Boston Common. The gathering failed to set a record- it needed more than 5,000 people.

Powered by Frankly

Features

  • More Features
  • Powered by WorldNow
    All content © Copyright 2000 - 2017 Cowles Montana Media. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.